University of Southern California

Why do the Caribbean Islands arc?

(Phys.org) -- The Caribbean islands have been pushed east over the last 50 million years, driven by the movement of the Earth's viscous mantle against the more rooted South American continent, reveals new ...

Aug 20, 2012 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Scientists twist light to send data

(Phys.org) -- A multi-national team led by USC with researchers hailing from the U.S., China, Pakistan and Israel has developed a system of transmitting data using twisted beams of light at ultra-high speeds ...

Jun 25, 2012 4.9 / 5 (23) 10 | with audio podcast

Quantum computer built inside a diamond

Diamonds are forever – or, at least, the effects of this diamond on quantum computing may be. A team that includes scientists from USC has built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection ...

Apr 04, 2012 4.7 / 5 (29) 8 | with audio podcast